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General Foreign Stamps and Covers continued...

Mariana Islands
Lot Sym. Lot Description
2297 c imageMARIANA ISLANDS, 1899, 2c Dark Blue Green, 6c Dark Blue (1, 4). Horizontal pair of 2c, tied by well-struck "Yslas Marianas * Gobierno PM*" oval handstamp on registered cover to Manila, Philippines, purple "Philippines Registered Dec. 11, 1899" double-circle backstamp, also "Mil. Sta. No. 1 Manila, Philippines Rec'd. Dec. 11 4:30 PM 1899" backstamp, purple signature handstamp on back, vertical file fold well clear of stamps, stamps with some toning mostly around edges from gum

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE REGISTERED COVER WITH THE 6-CENT MARIANA ISLANDS ISSUE. THE RAREST DENOMINATION OF THE SERIES, IT IS SELDOM FOUND ON COVER. ONLY 50 WERE PRINTED.

With 1939 A.P.S. certificate signed by Bartels and Klemann. Signed Bloch. Scott Retail for the off-cover 6c is $3,750. (Image)

E. 5,000-7,500

SOLD for $11,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
2298 imageMARIANA ISLANDS, 1899, 2c Dark Blue Green, 3c Dark Brown, 5c Carmine Rose (1-3). Tied by "Yslas Marianas * Gobierno PM*" oval handstamps on cover front only with top flap to Manila, Philippines, "Mil. Sta. No. 1, Manila, Philippines, Dec. 11 4:30 PM 1899" backstamp, small edge repair at top left, slightly reduced, some toning affects stamps, otherwise Fine, attractive three-color franking, three small blue handstamps, signed Bloch, only 500 of each were printed (Image) E. 2,000-3,000

SOLD for $3,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
2299 c imageMARIANA ISLANDS, 1899, 2c Dark Blue Green, 3c Dark Brown (1, 2). Horizontal pairs of each, tied by two clear strikes of "Yslas Marianas * Gobierno PM*" oval handstamp on cover to Manila, Philippines, "Mil. Sta. No. 1 Manlia, Phil. Islands Rec'd. Dec. 11 5PM 1899" backstamp, stamps with few small faults incl. some toning from gum, otherwise Very Fine, colorful and scarce franking, signed Bloch, only 500 of each were printed (Image) E. 1,000-1,500

SOLD for $2,800.00
Will close during Public Auction
2300 c imageMARIANA ISLANDS, 1899, 5c Carmine Rose (3). Bright color, tied by well-struck "Yslas Marianas * Gobierno PM*" oval handstamp on cover to Manila, Philippines, light strike of blue Marianas circular datestamp, faint strike of receiving backstamp, light vertical file fold well clear of stamp, few slightly toned perfs from gum, otherwise Fine, scarce and attractive usage, only 500 were printed, signed Bartels and Bloch (Image) E. 300-400

SOLD for $3,750.00
Will close during Public Auction
2301 c imageMARIANA ISLANDS, 1899, 5c Carmine Rose (3). Tied by "Yslas Marianas * Gobierno PM*" oval handstamp on cover to Manila, Philippines, partial strike of blue Marianas circular datestamp at right, light strike of receiving backstamp, slightly reduced at top, vertical file fold away from stamp, some slight edgewear, stamp with few faults, otherwise Fine, scarce as only 500 of this issue were printed, signed Bloch (Image) E. 1,000-1,500

SOLD for $2,700.00
Will close during Public Auction
2302 c imageMARIANA ISLANDS, 1899, 5c Carmine Rose (3). Bright color, tied by "Yslas Marianas * Gobierno PM*" oval handstamp on green cover to Manila, Philippines, clear strike of "Mil. Sta. No. 1 Manila, Phil. Isl'ds. Rec'd Dec. 11 4:30 PM 1899" backstamp, part of address cut out, missing most of flaps on three sides, slightly reduced, otherwise Fine, only 500 of this issue were printed (Image) E. 750-1,000

SOLD for $1,600.00
Will close during Public Auction
2303 c imageMARIANA ISLANDS, 1899, 2c Dark Blue Green, 8c Gray Brown (1, 5). Tied by well-struck "Yslas Marianas * Gobierno PM*" oval handstamp on cover to Manila, Philippines, clear "Mil. Sta. No. 1 Manila Phil. Isl'ds. Rec'd Dec. 11 5PM 1899" backstamp, few lightly toned perfs from gum, barely reduced at bottom, Very Fine, colorful and rare franking, only 500 of the 2c and 700 of the 8c were printed, signed Bloch and accompanied by his 1963 invoice for expertising (Image) E. 1,500-2,000

SOLD for $2,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
2304 imageMARIANA ISLANDS, 1899, 2c Dark Blue Green, 8c Gray Brown (1, 5). Rich colors, tied by well-struck "Yslas Marianas * Gobierno PM*" oval handstamp on cover front only with top flap to Manila, Philippines, purple "Mil. Sta. No. 1, Philippine Isls. Registered Dec. 11, 1899" backstamp, slightly reduced on three sides, toned at right affecting stamps, otherwise Fine, still scarce, nly 500 of the 2c and 700 of the 8c were printed (Image) E. 500-750

SOLD for $900.00
Will close during Public Auction
2305 c imageMARIANA ISLANDS, 1899, 2c Dark Blue Green, 8c Gray Brown (1, 5). Rich colors, tied by well-struck "Yslas Marianas * Gobierno PM*" oval handstamp on cover to Manila, Philippines, purple "Mil. Sta. No. 1, Philippine Isls. Registered Dec. 11, 1899" and second receiving backstamp, vertical file fold well clear of stamps, slightly reduced at left, few cover toned spots, Very Fine, attractive and rare usage, only 500 of the 2c and 700 of the 8c were printed (Image) E. 1,500-2,000

SOLD for $2,900.00
Will close during Public Auction
2306 imageMARIANA ISLANDS, 1899, 15c Slate Green (6). Rich color, tied by perfect strike of "Yslas Marianas * Gobierno PM*" oval handstamp on top half of cover to Philippines, clear strike of "Mil. Sta. No. 1 Manila Phil. Isld's Rec'd Dec. 11 4:30PM 1899" backstamp, few slightly toned perfs from gum, otherwise Fine, scarce, signed Bloch, the off-cover used stamp catalogues $1,000.00 in Scott, only 150 were printed and very few are known on cover (Image) E. 1,000-1,500

SOLD for $1,800.00
Will close during Public Auction

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